Queen Latifah Rocks! Her career is amazing. She has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination. Wooow!
This is her motto: “Be bold, be brave enough to be your true self.” And she explains: “Fear can be good when you’re walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it’s not good when you have a goal and you’re fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.”
An incredible bold personality!
Dana Elaine Owens was born on March 18, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, and lived primarily in East Orange, New Jersey. She found her stage name, Latifah meaning “delicate” and “very kind”, in an Arabic book of names when she was eight.
Queen Latifah made her mark in hip-hop by rapping about issues of black women. Her songs covered topics including domestic violence, harassment on the streets, and relationship problems.
Latifah’s first album ‘All Hail the Queen’ was released in 1989. Then, she was 19 years old.
Once, she said: “When I was around 18, I looked in the mirror and said, ‘You’re either going to love yourself or hate yourself.’ And I decided to love myself. That changed a lot of things.”
From then on, she has always been a success and an example of brave woman. She is friendly, positive and full of energy: “A lot of people are crazy, cruel and negative. They got a little too much time on their hands to discuss everybody else. I have a limited amount of energy to blow in a day. I’d rather read something that I like or watch a program I enjoy or ride my damn motorcycle or throw back a couple of shots of tequila with my friends.”
Don’t you love her? Today, enjoy Cue The Rain.
Queen Latifah is also an actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedienne, and talk show host. She most recently hosted her own talk show, The Queen Latifah Show, which was canceled in 2014.